Did LSU win the draft? The Wall Street Journal calls victory bittersweet Did LSU win the draft? The Wall Street Journal calls victory bittersweet LSU wide receiver Odell Beckam Jr. poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New York Giants as the 12th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Advocate story May 12, 2014 Comments LSU “won” the NFL draft with a national high of nine draftees, led by receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the 12th pick overall, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal awarded schools points for each of the 256 draftees (256 points for the No. 1 overall pick, 255 for No. 2 and so on). LSU came out on top, followed by Notre Dame, which had eight players selected. Alabama also had eight, but their players were picked lower. “But this is a rather bittersweet accomplishment,” the Journal said. “Despite being laden with mature, NFL-caliber talent, LSU and Notre Dame lost seven games between them last season and finished outside the top 10 in the final polls. Neither played in a major bowl game.” See the WSJ story here.